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Stuck 15mm QR skewer in front wheel

orienteerstu55orienteerstu55 Posts: 102
edited March 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
I have undone the 15 mm QR skewer but i can't pull it out of the axel. I have tried lubing it up and hitting it with a hammer lightly but no luck.

Any bright ideas ?

Thanks Stuart


  • ... -135x12mm/]If you mean a maxle then you need to flip the lever over 180 degrees and then unscrew
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Best idea is put the hammer down there is no such think as hitting anything lightly with a hammer. How to remove a maxle lite
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  • hainmanhainman Posts: 699
    Just be careful,I have ruined 2 Rockshox 15 maxles with the collar being made out of CHEESE!!!!
    I didn't even tighten it up that much but as soon as i went to un-tighten it,the corner of the collar bent,and of course the other corner snapped.had to file it down to make a straight edge again....
    Giant Reign 2
  • I want to know why the collar is made from plastic anyway!! seems a bit daft, I haven't had any problems.... yet
    PlanetX Pro Carbon
    Voodoo Bizango
  • I agree! After the first couple of rides I noticed a small bend on the collar after securing it. After a few rides I had to use a bit of pressure to remove it probably due to getting some grit into the bolt thu (well its a mountain bike aye?) It just bent the collar on the other side as well without much pressure been applied.

    Is there a way to replace/concert the QR/locking mechanism to a lock/screw on type of bolt through as this things falling apart and they are rather expensive?
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Carbon-ti do allen key bolts, I imagine others do as well.
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